Prof. Gutknecht studied medicine and dentistry at the Universities of Bochum, Florence and Aachen.
Since 1990 he works as a scientific researcher at the RWTH Aachen University Hospital.
He did scientific research studies in the field of dental laser therapy at the UCSF University California San Francisco, USA, where he received his “ Master in application of Nd:YAG lasers in dentistry”
He completed his Doctoral Thesis (PhD) at RWTH Aachen University in 1993 and was appointed as an Assoc. Professor at Aachen University Medical and Dental Faculty in 1998 after completing his Habilitation
In 2003 he was appointed as a Full Professor at the Department of Operative Dentistry, Periodontology and Pediatric Dentistry at RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Medical and Dental Faculty
Positions at RWTH Aachen University and other Universities
Director: Department of Operative Dentistry Periodontology, Pediatric Dentistry
Director: Aachen Dental Laser Center (AALZ)
Scientific Director: Postgraduate Master Program: ”Lasers in Dentistry”
Honorary Professor: The University of Hong Kong
Visiting Professor: MIU, Mirs International University Cairo, Egypt
Positions in scientific organisations
Board Member: German Dental Association (DGZMK)
President: German Society for Laser Dentistry (DGL)
CEO WFLD, the World Federation for Laser Dentistry
Editor of Scientific Journals
Editor-in-Chief: “Laser in Dental Science” Springer Heidelberg, Germany
Assoc. Editor: “Laser in Medical Science” Springer London UK,
Editor-in-Chief: “Laser International Magazine” Oemus Media Leipzig, Germany
Editorial Board member: “Photomedicine and LASER Surgery” Mary Ann Libert, Inc Publishers USA.
Author of 4 books and more than 185 publications in international Journals
Invited Keynote speaker
In more than 80 international scientific congresses in the different parts of the World